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  • Is John Proctor A Tragic Hero

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    indicating that a tragic hero must appeal and remain perceptible to the average, everyday man (3). John Proctor, a man of pride and courage, has a concealed sin that remains hidden from the public eye. Throughout the novel, Proctor connects himself to the main theme of intellectual unjust and hypocrisy by enduring the guilt and sin of adultery that remains inside himself. As he continues to right his wrongs, Proctor begins to face the injustice of his society, and relentlessly stands up to save his wife and

  • Abigail's 'John Proctor In The Crucible'

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    John Proctor’s desire to keep his good name motivates him to make the heroic choice of going to his death without signing his name to an untrue statement. Proctor is the voice of reason whose integrity defines him and clearly distinguishes him as the protagonist. His honesty and acumen endows him with heroic qualities as we see him repeatedly being able to perceive the truth from the false and the moral from the corrupt when he claims that he “cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is fraud. [He]

  • Role Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    who wants power from people, she accuses John Proctor by saying that Proctor is the one who participate into communism and trying to destroy the United States. John Proctor’s playing a role of writers who against McCarthy

  • Look closely at the meeting between john proctor and Elizabeth proctor

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    Look closely at the meeting between john proctor and Elizabeth proctor in the prison in act 4. In what ways does it show their relationship to have changed from earlier in the play? How does Miller make this episode both moving and tragic? Miller saw a connection between the Salem witch trials in the 17th century, and the McCarthy trials of the 1950’s. What he wrote about was based on theory, which is linked to the 1950’s trials. Miller is using the Salem witch trials to criticise the American

  • John Proctor in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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    utter chaos and hysteria in the town. Many were accused of witchcraft and died because of lies. Elizabeth Proctor was one of many who were accused. She was accused by Abigail Williams, the person whom Elizabeth fired for cheating with her husband, John Proctor. John was a well respected farmer in Salem, who was outraged when Elizabeth was arrested for accusations of using witchcraft. John and Elizabeth were approached by Reverend Hale, a supposed expert with witches, in front of their house, to

  • Character Analysis Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor proved himself decent because he is proud, hard working, and a man full of integrity. Proctor was faced with many different conflicts throughout the play. The conflicts with his wife, himself, the church, his individuality, and his decision to die are all very important to the character of John Proctor. Proctor was the protagonist of this dramatic piece of literature. Proctor expresses in the play that he was a very proud man and would choose his pride

  • Literary Analysis Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    character, John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a tragic hero; however, his behaviors presented in the play represent an adulterer, a liar, and someone who has selfish qualities. John Proctor makes decisions that create destruction and hurt in which results to chaos. Although he does suffer from his actions throughout the play he never learns that the truth is the best route. He does display both internal and external conflicts which does finally produce a man of honor. John Proctor, a wise

  • Character of John Proctor

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    The Crucible renders John Proctor as a puritan, a husband, and a highly respected man. His name is his prime possession. John Proctor is a farmer and a villager who is faced with intense dilemma. He also commits adultery, which becomes his tragic flaw. Therefore he is to make a decision to tell the truth and ruin his name or lie and save his most prized possession. By this John Proctor is portrayed as an honest, tenacious, and faithful man. Early on in the play John Proctor and Abigail Williams

  • John Proctor is a Tragic Hero in The Crucible

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    John Proctor: A Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his teenage house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries to hide his crime of adultery, but this affair triggers

  • Choices Made by John Proctor in The Crucible

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    choice such as moving place to place because of your parents career or it being like wanting to eat a muffin or apple for breakfast. In the Crucible written about the Salem 1692 witch trials, John Proctor is one of the main characters in the play. John is 35 years of age and is Married to Elizabeth Proctor. A concept we have to understand is in this era Witch accusations were always coming from different people to random innocent women and men. These accusations are obviously false, but due to what